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Hengeler Mueller

BENRATHER STRASSE 18-20, 40213 DÃœSSELDORF, GERMANY
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Work +49 211 83 04 0
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Fax +49 21 18 30 41 70
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www.hengeler.com
Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Dr Matthias Hentzen

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Work +49 211 8304 193
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Hengeler Mueller

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions; Strategic Alliances; Corporate.

Position

Matthias advises clients in complex transactions, specifically joint ventures and international M&A projects which require bespoke structures. His experience also covers corporate law advice and arbitration. Working as part of a team with his clients, Matthias' practice focuses on developing conclusive solutions to achieve their economic goals, analyzing different structural options and weighing up the pros and cons beyond the legal issues.

Career

Matthias joined Hengeler Mueller in 1990, and has been partner since 1995. From 2010 to 2014 he was co-managing partner of the firm.

Member

International Bar Association.

Education

Universities of Saarbrücken and Münster (Dr. jur); Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (LL.M.).


Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: large deals (€500m+)

Within: M&A: large deals (€500m+)

‘Outstanding legal competence, business acumen and unambiguous binding statements, especially in crucial, critical situations’ lead clients of major German law firm Hengeler Mueller to have ‘the greatest confidence in its advice’. The transactions handled often have an international component, as advising Vitol on the €1.37bn acquisition of Petrol Ofisi shows. Another highlight was assisting innogy with the merger of npower, innogy’s UK distribution business, with SSE’s end customer and EnergiePlus business to create an energy distribution company in the UK. Maximilian Schiessl, Martin Ulbrich, Nicolas Böhm and Daniela Favoccia are noted. Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain has ‘excellent business acumen’ and Matthias Hentzen stands out for his ‘ingenuity and negotiation skills’. Daniel Möritz and Sebastian Schneider made partner at the beginning of 2018. Steffen Oppenländer joined Milbank in August 2017.

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M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

At Hengeler Mueller, 32 partners, who ‘are in an absolutely unique position in terms of quality, cost awareness and cooperation’, provide transactional advice. The firm regularly acts as lead counsel in international transactions with a German target, but has also recently built up its outbound portfolio. Highlights included assisting Carl Zeiss with the €25m acquisition of Optec and advising Siemens on the sale of Siemens Convergence Creators, a provider of digital transformation solutions, to Atos. Key partners include Daniela Favoccia, Georg Frowein, Jochen Vetter and Peter Weyland. Sebastian Schneider provides ‘an excellent and comprehensive service’, and has ‘the whole transaction in mind’; he and Daniel Möritz were promoted to the partnership in early 2018. Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain has ‘excellent business acumen’ and Matthias Hentzen is noted for his ‘acumen and negotiation skills’. Andreas Hoger is recommended as a next generation lawyer, Steffen Oppenländer joined Milbank in August 2017.

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